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Old 01-12-2009, 10:58 PM
 
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I second that opinion.
You're not a WVian either, you need to get a grip also. Stop trolling my posts.
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Old 01-12-2009, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Hamilton, NJ
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Excuse me? I am not trolling your posts, I only remarked to ONE post of yours, so don't get it twisted. You don't sound like a WVirginian to me at all. Matter of fact, you remind me of the rude and obnoxious New Jerseyans that I grew up with.
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Old 01-12-2009, 11:15 PM
 
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Excuse me? I am not trolling your posts, I only remarked to ONE post of yours, so don't get it twisted. You don't sound like a WVirginian to me at all. Matter of fact, you remind me of the rude and obnoxious New Jerseyans that I grew up with.
NO you do.
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Old 01-12-2009, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Hamilton, NJ
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I think you should refresh your memory and look back at my posts and then yours. It is YOU who have a hard time with outsiders, so much so that you accuse me of lying when I told you of how friendly WV people have treated me. Deal with your issues and stop attacking others on this forum please.
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Old 01-12-2009, 11:20 PM
 
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You just won't quit will you? There's not ONE, WVian saying I don't sound like a WVian. You're opinion here does NOT matter to them. They KNOW what I've said is accurate.

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Old 01-13-2009, 12:25 AM
 
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Here is a post by Koomas, a board member on this forum, who lives in Charleston, and visits Fayette county:

You will find that people aren't that friendly here. I have a place in Fayette county and they are real stand offish types. I went to visit someone in a nursing home and one of they patients stole my car keys. Do you think anyone would help me? I was 10 miles from my house. The locals all split and left me stranded. Some lady from Denmark who married a local drove me home to get a spare set of keys. In Charleston you are on your own. I have been here 30 years and have many aquaintances but no real friends.
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Hamilton, NJ
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Yeah, I've heard that about Charleston, but Charleston does not represent the whole state of WV. I come from NJ, and Trenton is very much the same way as Charleston, but Trenton doesn't represent all of NJ either. Get it?

So just drop your debating ok? I have friends here in WV who I have get togethers with, get invited to their church, ride their horses and they love my kids as well. Exception? Maybe. But don't presume you speak for all of WV people.
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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C4L, I think what you are missing here is that these are YOUR observations and experiences based on how you, your family and friends view and treat others. You can't say that because that's what you know, that's the only way that things are. Are your experiences similar to others? There are probably some that would back up what you are saying. But like LTM and myself, there are those who would disagree with you.

I'm from WV and have lived here my whole life. One of my best friends is from Buffalo, NY. He has no other family here but has several close friends. We also have several close friends through church and work from Florida, Chicago, Maine and a few other states. So while there are some from out of state that may experience what you are saying, there are many that don't. And to tell people from out of state who have close friends from WV that they don't know what they are talking about when they are the subject you are speaking of, doesn't seem right. Especially since they are the ones who would know how Wvians treat people from out of state moreso than one of us "natives". So while you may have a valid point as to how some are treated, please don't generalize and act like that's how all from out of state are treated.

Tim
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:50 PM
 
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^ A family member was a very high ranking city official in WV for a long time. Don't even ask where, what or when, because I'm not going to say. In my entire life I never did see anyone from WV with a best friend or any friend from the North. I did see maybe one person with an aquaintance from the South. You have no idea how many people I knew and was around all of my life in WV. I wasn't a social reject. So I can't really speak for the social reject population. I'm not generalizing. You are a very small amount of exceptions. And you're portraying that you aren't. You're basically conveying an attitude that is the EXCEPTION. You've got something wrong with you. If you lived your entire life in WV and you're best friend is from somewhere else, why weren't you able to make friends your entire life in the same place?

I'm not going to let anyone post discredits to what I have said, because what I've said is a truthful factual account of a very large population of people. It's not, and never was small. If you want to post that you are an exception that's fine, but in no way am I going to let social rejects try to say that I've got some kind of small observaiton of things, because I do not.

What's really funny, is.. the post from Koomas above which is basically backing up what I've said also, was totally ignored, like you just make up your own reality. Arguing with me will not change things. He included more than one town in his observation. You've obviously got serious issues.

I took a graduate level multiculturalism class at a big ten University, and it's for this reason that I made an observation of the culture in WV. It's an accurate and very true observation. I was actually very generous in my observation, I candy coated the actual truth, because I don't want to portray WV in a negative light, but the actual truth of things, is much worse than what I've said here. So I'm really growing tired of getting attacked for a candy coated version that's actually wayyyy better than the real truth. That's it, and that's all.

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Old 01-13-2009, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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So I'm a social reject because I can make friends other than those I've been around my whole life and are friends by default? Gotcha. And if you'll notice, I said ONE of my best friends was from NY, not my only one. And funny how it's OK for you to put your experiences down and they are the rule but if anyone else puts their experiences down, they are the exception and there is something wrong with them if they don't agree with you. No one was saying that what you experienced was wrong or was arguing with you, just stating that there are other experiences out there that are different from yours. But since you took a graduate level multiculturalism class, you must be an expert and your opinion trumps all others. Ironic that you seem to be the best example I've seen on this forum of the rude, uninclusive WV behavior that you speak of.
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